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Collaborative Law


Collaborative Law is one option for couples undergoing divorce and separation. Its unique benefit is that it keeps couples out of Court, thereby avoiding the hostility and financial costs frequently associated with litigation.

While each party is represented by an attorney during the divorce process, Collaborative Law Attorneys are trained to work with each other, rather than against each other, and are better able to reach a compromise that is acceptable to both parties. The Collaborative Law process is done in a manner that allows time for everybody’s concerns to be addressed in a respectful manner, with your attorneys and mediators acting as facilitators to guide you to a conclusion. This practice allows for the time to reach more creative solutions that are designed to fit your unique needs and situation, rather than the uncertain and arbitrary decisions that can be imposed by the Courts.

I believe that the Collaborative Process is one of the best ways to protect your children from the emotional strains of divorce. Frequently, during the lengthy litigation process, with one parent pitted against other, children feel trapped in a tug of war, believing that they have to choose one parent above the other and experience guilt for loving both parents. Unlike ligation, the Collaborative Process allows the parents to continue working as a team to address their concerns and needs of the children, ultimately reaching a solution that is fair to all.

The Collaborative Process, with a focus on mutual respect, consideration, and the needs of your children, allows you your own time frame to reach a solution that will fit your family’s unique needs.

For more information on the Collaborative Process contact my office or visit the CNY Collaborative Law Professionals at:  


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